Republican Sinn Fein Member considering election bid
I am not sure whether to be amused or nervous about this. One of the Republican Sinn Fein Limerick posse are considering standing as an “abstentionist” member of Dail Eireann.
That is right, he would collect a TD’s salary, but not turn up for work. He would just be changing the place where he collects his money from Dominick Street in Limerick to Kildare Street in Dublin.
Sean O’Neill has hinted at the possibility of running in the Limerick East constituency for the General Election.
He made the statement on the RSF Limerick homepage, which was posted on the site today.
Republican Sinn Fein came into existance when, during the 1986 Sinn Fein Ard Feis, a motion to allow party TDs to take their seats in the Dail was passed by a two thirds majority.
Some of those who disagreed with the idea of republicans taking their seats in the Dail walked out and formed Republican Sinn Fein.
The dissadent republican party has a snowballs chance in Hell of actually being elected, however, they could decide who gets the last seat should they take away enough votes from whichever candidates remain at that point.